Also, what's with people with big dobs always having smaller cars? It is a trend that I've noticed. It's like the challenge of hauling around a big dob wasn't enough so you want to try to do it with smaller and smaller cars to add to the accomplishment.
I don't think it's an astronomy trend or challenge as much as it is an overall social trend having to do with constantly fluctuating and elevating gas prices. While I miss my pickup truck I sure don't miss the all too frequent and expensive stops at the gas pumps.